Read more about the book of Jeremiah with this brief overview and download free study questions compiled by Rev. Wayne Palmer.
Introduction to Jeremiah
The Book of Jeremiah focuses on God’s Word of Law and Gospel and the stubborn disobedience of the people of Judah and their kings. It exposes those sins with powerful law and judgment, prophesying the defeat of Judah at the hands of Babylon and the Babylonian exile. But it shows God’s incomparable grace, patience, and mercy as He reaches out to His people over and over again, providing a way to survive as His people. Even after the destruction of Jerusalem, He promises that after seventy years in exile the Jews will be permitted to return and rebuild Jerusalem.
Authorship of Jeremiah
The Book of Jeremiah was written by the prophet Jeremiah around 628–580 BC.
Purpose of Jeremiah
Jeremiah teaches us that God will judge and punish unrepentant sin, but He is patient and long-suffering, offering protection and salvation through the promised Christ.
Outline for Jeremiah
Jeremiah can be divided into the following parts:
- The Call of the Prophet (Chapter 1)
- Warnings and Exhortations to Judah (Chapters 2–35)
- Suffering and Persecution of the Prophet (Chapters 36–38)
- The Fall of Jerusalem and Related Events (Chapters 39–45)
- Judgment against the Nations (Chapters 46–51)
- Second Historical Appendix (Chapter 52)
Learn more about the book of Jeremiah using these free study questions.